The Pickering Squash Club Executive is pleased to announce that The Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex (formerly the Pickering Recreation Complex) will be opening as of Monday July 19th. YEAHHHH!
With the move to Stage 3 of the Ontario Reopening initiative, the Squash Courts along with the Racquet Ball Courts and the rest of the facilities will be open to the membership. We are still awaiting details as to what Covid restrictions will still be in place. We will be sure to announce the details as we receive them.
Squash Canada and the Squash Doubles Officiating Committee have adopted a document created by Tony Swift outlining “The Spirit of the Game” . This references Doubles Squash but is just as valid for Singles Squash players as well. Please have a look at the attached PDF file.
On Behalf of the City of Pickering we wish to announce that the Recreation Complex will be closed for the next three weeks. As a result all Pickering Squash Club programs, leagues and events will be postponed until further notice.
Please See the City notice below:
The City of Pickering will be implementing social distancing measures advised by the World Health Organization. All programs, facility permits, and events have been cancelled, and Community Centres will be closed from March 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). Recreation Complex Memberships will be extended for the full period that the facility is closed. All fees paid for facility bookings will be refunded. All Winter Programs including Aquatics, Leisure will be credited for cancelled classes. There will not be a make-up class(s) March Break Camps will be refunded. Big Band Event ticket holders may bring their ticket to the original purchase location between April 6 and April 24 to receive a refund. Program Registration – Spring Registration scheduled to start March 24 and March 26 is currently under review and start date is to be determined City public events will be cancelled from March 13, 2020 at 4:30 pm until April 5, 2020 (inclusive). See the website at pickering.ca/events for our event listing. Please note that all Pickering Public Library Branches, Don Beer Arena, CHD Recreation Complex, and Pickering Museum Village are also included in this closure.
We apologize for the inconvenience but the wellbeing of our staff and patrons is our first priority. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available, please access the city website at pickering.ca/NovelCoronavirus for future updates. Additionally further questions can be directed to the City’s Customer Care Department at 905.683.7575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex 1867 Valley Farm Road Pickering, ON L1V 3Y7
Our Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament is over for another year and by all accounts it was a roaring success. From the first matches on Friday evening to the Calcutta and Pub night on Saturday and ending with the finals on Sunday, everyone had a great weekend of sport and camaraderie.
Winners 2020 Singles Women’s A Vanessa Steinwall Women’s B Katie Bewley Women’s C Amy Bui Women’s D/E Philloza Suleman Men’s A Brad Hanebury Men’s B Chris Flynn Men’s C Ammar Haider Men’s D Dave Carroll Men’s E Raamis Sunil Malik
Winners 2020 DOUBLES Women’s B Céline Peacock & Sue Desa Women’s C Carol Trunk & Joan Brann Men’s B Sameer Vadera & Steve Dizig Men’s C Jonathan Puddy & Savio Dias
Be sure to mark your calendar for next years event which will take place on January 29, 30 and 31 of 2021.
I would like to invite you all to participate in the Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2020. This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss! Tournament events include Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A-E (This means everyone at every level can play), as well as Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws. Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time and larger men’s draws, men may only play one event. Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash. You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: https://www.squashontario.com/tournaments-editor/2020/1/31/lee-hanebury-memorial-tournament The sign up deadline is Sunday Jan. 26th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast! I have attached the tournament page with all additional information. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Congratulations to Assad and Nav who came out on top in a closely contested match against Viru and Joan. (15/14, 10/15, 15/14, 14/15, 15/8) As you can see by the scores it was a very exciting and close match. Viru and Joan have held the championship for many seasons.
In the battle for Third and Fourth, Suz and Ron (with the assistance of Louie subbing for Suz) came out on top over John and Adam. (15/13, 15/12, 14/15, 15/14)
For Fifth and Sixth Winston and Carol (with help from Deb subbing for Carol) took the Fifth spot over Heather and Linda. (15/10, 15/11, 15/8)
And finally for Seventh and Eighth, Zora and David with triumphant over Darrell and Bruce. (15/14, 15/8, 15/8)
They were great matches on all courts and everyone is looking forward to the Winter season that starts January 6th, 7th and 8th of 2020. Be sure to sign-up on the board behind the courts or drop a line to the Doubles Coordinator.
May 15th was the doubles house league finale’ with many great matches. Results were as follows: 1- “Go for Gold” finals match Team (Jim & Juan) defeated team (Dan & Vince) 3-1 Score: 15/7, 4/15, 15/13, 15/8 2- “Bronze” finals match Team (David S. & Devon) defeated team (David A & Peter) 3-1 Score: 10/15, 15/10, 15/12, 15/11 3- “Consolation” finals match Team (Aymen & Sorin) defeated team (Adam W. & Shan) 3-2 Score: 10/15, 15/6, 8/15, 15/8, 15/14 4- “Tinners” finals matchTeam (Jonathan & Deb) defeated team (Marc & Zora) 3-0Score: not recorded
Congratulations to team (Jim & Juan), and best of luck to the rest of the teams in the next league.You’re all great, and the attached pictures are great! There’s a growing interest in having another doubles house league in summer 2019, preferably next month.The majority have chosen “Monday” to play in.
We had yet another successful Harvest Hit doubles squash tournament at the Pickering Squash Club this past weekend with over 35 teams from all over the GTA. Players with a wide range of experience from “professional” to “first time doubles tournament player” all running around the doubles court chasing that little blue ball yelling “mine”, “yours”…
Every player that participated agrees how much fun this sport is and they are already securing a partner and marking off the next event on their calendars.
Congratulations to all the participates and thanks to all the fans that came out to cheer on their favourite team!
Women’s B Winners – Vanessa Steinwall and Nicole Pirko
Women’s B Finalists – Celine Metraux and Laurie Krol
Men’s B Winners – Steve Dizig and Sameer Vadera
Men’s B Finalists – Jack Hoogstraten and Eric Dunn
Women’s C Winners – Sara-Jane Cresswell and Hazel Kenny Wilson
Women’s C Finalists – Alison Le Ber and Lynsey Yates
Men’s C Winners – Rick D’Souza and Fred Dizig
Men’s C Finalists – Jonathan Puddy and Noor Zubair